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El Padrino Mexicano, Colorado Springs, CO

El Padrino Mexicano

4.6
4.6
120 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Locally owned and operated Family Mexican Restaurant. Located on the north side of Colorado Springs close to I-25, powers corridor and north gate to Air Force Academy. Come in and try our fresh made food and hand shaken margaritas. With happy hour daily from 3-6 pm. Many gluten free and vegetarian options. Dine in with full service bar or get food to go for pick up. We also do catering. Large private party room and patio with view of AFA and fire pit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (719) 487-2727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Colorado Springs

  • Cross street

    Voyager and Northgate

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. RH

    RussH

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food in town!
  2. CS

    CarlaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was responsive and helpful. I love their quiet booths and the fajitas!
  3. DM

    DanikaM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had great service and great food!
  4. CA

    CARRIEL

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for lunch with a friend. Service was attentive and friendly. The chi ken puffy taco was outstanding and the enchiladas were delicious with the medium green chili. Definitely recommend for authentic Mexican food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food in Colorado Springs!
  6. LG

    LexiGirl

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. The house margarita was good but came in like a mason jar type glass and not the traditional margarita style glass which was disappointing and decreased the pleasure (less surface area for a rim of salt!). The higher end marg came in a standard marg glass but was too sweet and not as tasty as the house.
  7. T

    Trendy

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    My pork/avacado burrito was not hot like it usually is. Sauce was Luke warm as was the interior of the burrito even thought the plate was hot. Not the usual!!
  8. C

    Carlos

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Padrino's continues to provide consistent, excellent food and service. That is why it is such a popularer place for Mexican at lunch, dinner, or even an afternoon hunger fix.
  9. WS

    WendyS

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Wine tasted old.
  10. S

    Sandi

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived about 2:30 in the afternoon and there were few people so we had a small area to ourselves. The food was good. We each had a Coin Margherita - I had lavender and my husband had pomegranate. Each had good flavor. Not too strong. Chicken tacos, bean tostada and burritos were all good. Service was good.
  11. PS

    PatriceS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The street tacos are wonderful. For that matter, so are the chile rellenos!
  12. RP

    RobynP

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    For the first time in my life I was forced to send back my meal. The chile relleno was inedible! Couldn’t quite put my finger on if it was soggy, stale, or truly gone rancid. Thankfully the waiter replaced it with a plain quesadilla.
  13. DH

    DonnaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great wait staff! Chorizo quest was really good. Fajitas were really good too! They serve 2 different salsas with your chips. One has flavor and is a little spicy, and the other is bland with no spice.
  14. GM

    GeoffM

    Denver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was crazy loud and the tables are very packed together. The food was great and service was good. It seems that they have raised their prices. Still good though.
  15. k

    kerryb

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best Mexican food in Colorado, with all the favorite traditional dishes and amazing green chili. If you’re a Mexican food connoisseur, you must try this place!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants.
  17. JC

    JCSmith

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Incredibly slow service despite numerous staff members wandering around, chatting with each other. Finally ordered drinks & food 15 minutes after being seated. Food was terrible. Side salad for $6.50 is a joke, for a small handful of bagged chopped romaine with croutons, tomatoes and cheese. Fish tacos had very little flavor, corn tortillas fell apart. With so many wonderful Mexican places in the area, will not come back here.
  18. P

    Pyrite

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy Ed Padrino. We had reservations and were seated on time. We do recommend reservations. Enjoyed the toasted taco's and the relleno plate as usual.
  19. T

    Trendy

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff; efficient staff; reservation spot on!!
  20. AZ

    AZAL

    Denver

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Terrific Mexican food. The cheese enchiladas and strip steak are the best.
  21. CG

    CathyG

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was well prepared and served hot! Drinks were perfect! Service was outstanding!
  22. f

    foodlvr

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a fine dinner at El Padrino. Plenty of chips, salsa and guac leading to the main event which consisted of a tasty, well-prepared assortment of traditional Mexican fare. Our server, David W, was exceptional - very attentive without being intrusive, helpful with menu selections, affable, very professional. The only shortcoming, and reason for a 4 rather than 5 star rating, is the restaurant's diminutive wine pour - a small wine glass filled only halfway is insufficient in my view. Other than that, a place sure to please.
  23. KM

    KecMike

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for our weekly date night. Everything was great. We had very nice server, she was not a Star Trek fan but we won't hold that against her! We ordered the fried jalapeños. They were surprisingly good. I thought they would be too spicy for me but they paired well with the other items we ordered. Keep up the good work!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and Food
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great as always
  26. CG

    CathyG

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service!
  27. IL

    I2L4D

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food, pleasant atmosphere, helpful staff! This is a great place!
  28. S

    Sand

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was just ok. Drinks were watered down and not good. Service was terrible - waitress in bar side had a an attitude like we were bothering her. Took her forever to take our order, never came to check on us after we got our food. Just an unpleasant experience overall.
  29. M

    Mike

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a pleasant place. Food is good and service is welcoming.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service We had Zack as our server and he was super polite and very quick.
  31. SB

    SharonB

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a favorite and the food and service keeps getting better! Keep up the great work!
  32. CB

    ChristieB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was just ok today…possibly my choice. I typically love everything I get. Service was helpful but super slow. My sister and ordered diet cokes but they weren’t diet. Poor server tried to make them right but must have had the tanks switched. Just an off day! Love their enchiladas! And their service!
  33. JR

    JulieR

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!!
  34. SH

    SuzieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy food. We like the fried taco plate and guacamole. Great margaritas and happy hour til 6. They were busy at our reservation time but they took us right to our table - no waiting. We love El Padrino!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  36. RS

    RichS

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars, and we're not disappointed. Service last night was excellent!
  37. LS

    LisaS

    Denver

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dine here at least once a month. The food is excellent! On this visit I tried the tacos with corn tortillas and they were super yummy!
  38. KK

    KathyK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my favorite mexican restaurant, good food, friendly service, nice ambiance.
  39. PS

    PatriceS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chili rellenos are yummy, so are the street tacos!
  40. JA

    JamesA

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go there about once a week. It’s one of our three favorite Mexican restaurants in Colorado Springs. Our favorites are the tamales, the chili rellenos, and the pork and avocado burritos. The medium green chili is just right and the queso or the guacamole makes a great appetizer.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

El Padrino Mexicano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 487-2727.

El Padrino Mexicano is rated 4.6 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for El Padrino Mexicano

13425 Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Voyager and Northgate

  • Neighborhood

    Colorado Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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